Lord Houghton of Richmond

Crossbench Peer

Recent appearances

  • Frigates - Question 10 May 2023

    Can I return the noble Baroness to the question of the policy context for the future purchase of these ships? Is she suggesting that we are potentially returning to an age of decisive maritime engagement, where the exquisite capabilities of these ships might be decisive, or is the age one of a more competitive world in which points of maritime presence and the utility and flexibility of these...
  • Ukraine - Commons Urgent Question 2 May 2023

    My Lords, I have a question on the high-level strategic purpose of the UK’s support and the international support for Ukraine. To an interested observer, it appears to be an attempt to allow Ukraine neither to lose badly nor to win decisively. The net result is a sustained, mutually hurting stalemate. Can the Minister comment on the morality of that? Would it be fair to say that pragmatism...
  • Ministry of Defence Procurement: Accountability - Question 29 Mar 2023

    My Lords, the MoD is always an easy target for this sort of Question, so I will offer some balance. Some waste is undoubtedly both culpable and measurable; some waste is also defensible in the context of bringing into service small numbers of highly complex weapons systems. But how much waste derives from the inability of successive Governments to provide a long-term, stable settlement for...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 20 November 2017

Currently held offices

  • Member, AI in Weapon Systems Committee (since 31 Jan 2023)

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